OracleVM 3.3 : glibc (OVMSA-2015-0003)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80439


The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Fix recursive dlopen (#1173469).

- Fix typo in res_send and res_query (#rh1172023).

- Fix crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules (CVE-2014-6040, #1139571).

- Fix wordexp to honour WRDE_NOCMD (CVE-2014-7817, #1170121).


Update the affected glibc / glibc-common / nscd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80439

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/09

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:glibc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:nscd, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleVM/release, Host/OracleVM/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2014-7817

BID: 69472, 71216

OSVDB: 110668, 110669, 110670, 110671, 110672, 110673, 110675, 115032